Cai Be floating Market and Binh Thanh Island

Feb 11, 2018 - Jahan


Our first morning on Jahan and Mekong Delta commenced with a longboat excursion amongst fascinating floating markets. There was considerable excitement and energy at these markets leading up to Chinese New Year. We continued to an authentic home workshop at Phu An and learned how they made rice paper, pop rice, coconut candy and even home brew rice whiskey.

After lunch we again set off on longboats through narrow channels of the delta to a small island of Binh Thanh and witnessed daily life in this small community and even met and chatted with some of the locals. Tom O’Brien, our expedition leader, took advantage of the local hairdresser for a cut and shave for only $1. 

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Martin Cohen

Naturalist

Martin grew up in Melbourne playing cricket and Australian Rules football. While growing up, and to his parents’ dismay, Martin brought home and kept a menagerie of wildlife including frogs, lizards, turtles, and even poisonous snakes!

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Doug Loneman

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Doug grew up hunting in the woods and fields of Iowa before moving to Montana where he developed a deep appreciation for the fragility and beauty of nature and he put away guns and picked up a camera.

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